National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8

    Crookston Public Schools are encouraging parents and students to show their appreciation for local teachers and staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8, 2020. All three public schools offer ways to show kindness and thanks:

    Highland and Washington elementary schools are hosting a “virtual” event and are accepting notes or cards of thanks/appreciation via email, at the school office (Washington School - 724 University Avenue or Highland School - 801 Central Avenue North), or students can send a note, picture or video to their teacher via SeeSaw and parents can use the Remind app.

    “Let’s remember to appreciate everyone at our schools: teachers, secretaries, principals, paraprofessionals, instructional aides, nurse, school resource officer, social workers, cooks, librarians, custodians, special education, speech, computers, music, and physical education,” said the elementary school’s flyer.

    They’ll also be sharing a slide show of pictures and short video clips of Highland and Washington students with messages to be shared with staff and teachers.

    Questions? Reach the Washington & Highland PTO members: Amy Lessard -, Lorri Capistran -, or Mary Gosse -


    Crookston High School is asking interested parents and students to purchase a gift card or gift certificate from a local business in any amount and drop them off at the CHS office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. They’ll do random drawings all week for the teachers, faculty and staff of their school.

    Volunteer parent Leah Winjum offers support if there are any questions or an alternative drop-off time is needed. She can be reached at 289-3250.